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Salmon and Saint-Nectaire Roulade with Fennel Coulis Recipe
Salmon and Saint-Nectaire Roulade with Fennel Coulis
Guy Martin, Restaurant Le Grand Véfour, Paris
Guy Martin, Restaurant Le Grand Véfour, Paris
Flavors of France
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
Saint-Nectaire is a cow's milk cheese from the Auvergne region, available from June to December. However, it is best to buy it after September, once it has benefited from eight weeks ripening. Its rind is gray, sometimes reddish, speckled with white or rust-colored mold, always soft to the touch, with a moldy scent. When cut, the interior has a silky consistency and a spicy, nutty lactic taste. Saint-Nectaire has its own appellation, or reserved designation of origin.
- 400 g (14 oz.) Saint-Nectaire
- 500 g (18 oz.) boneless skinless salmon
- 900 g (2 lb.) fennel bulbs
- 1 tsp. fennel seed
- 1/2 lemon
- Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preparing the fennel

  1. Cut 400 g (14 oz.) of the fennel into pieces;
  2. wash well and cook for 30 minutes in rapidly boiling salted water to which you have added the juice of half a lemon.
  3. From the remaining fennel, cut 8 lengthwise strips using a paring knife.
  4. Chop the remaining fennel into pieces, wash them and put through a juice extractor; heat the resulting juice until it is reduced by half.
  5. Drain the cooked fennel, blend it with the reduced juice and pour the mixture into a saucepan.
  6. Correct the seasoning and set aside.

Preparing the cheese

  1. Remove the rind from the Saint-Nectaire;
  2. cut the cheese into pieces and melt over very low heat.

Preparing the salmon

  1. Using a very sharp knife, cut the salmon as thinly as possible into escalopes, placing them as they are cut onto plastic wrap to form 4 rectangles, each 22 x 12 cm (9 x 5").
  2. Finely chop the fennel seeds. Season the fish with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the chopped fennel seeds.
  3. On a marble or plastic board, shape the melted cheese into 4 rectangles, each 16 x 10 cm (6 1/2 x 4")
  4. Place one rectangle of cheese onto each piece of salmon, lining the edges up along one of the wide sides.
  5. Place two strips of fennel on top, then roll everything up in the plastic wrap, pressing it tightly, and set aside in the refrigerator.

Cooking and Serving

  1. Just before serving, reheat the fennel coulis and cook the salmon roulades in a steam cooker for 4 minutes.
  2. Remove the plastic wrap and cut the roulades in half on a slight bias.
  3. Spoon the fennel coulis onto the plates and arrange the salmon on top.

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